Day: 3 January 2021

Vintage Patterns: Butterick 6796

Vintage patterns are one of my favorites. Again, I decided to dabble into making a vintage-style dress for myself.
This time I got inspired by the Butterick 6796, a vintage style dress that is a bit more unique. It has a darted bodice with a gathered rectangular skirt. I love how charming it is with an adjustable neckline that I am very comfortable with. The sleeves are just long enough to cover the upper arm and that makes it just perfect for what I had in mind.
After considering several options, I decided to use a Japanese cotton lawn with a pattern of little houses on it that made the whole fabric look simply charming. I…

Making My First Ever Burda 6462 Wool Coat

I challenged myself once more on this project because a wool coat wasn’t just something I needed for fashion but also for practical use. I had given out one of my favourite and long used coats for charity so I needed something to help me cope during the 5-degree weather of the fall season.
After a long hard search through the Indie pattern scene, I eventually stumbled upon the Burda 6462 and I loved it. It was just right and practical enough for my wardrobe, considering the amount and type of wool material I had to work with. Plus, I had heard plenty of good things about Burda’s drafting, so I knew it was the right choice.

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